Create Rich Word Documents Programmatically in Java

Create Rich Word Document in Java

In recent years, the dynamic generation of Word documents has become a popular feature for composing reports, quotes, invoices, and other types of documents. Various manufacturing companies generate invoices based on the data stored in the databases. In such cases, the document automation makes it possible to save time, efforts and resources required in the manual document creation process. This article aims to target the document automation process and lets you know how to create Word documents programmatically in Java.

Java Word API

In this article, we’ll use Aspose.Words for Java which is a feature-rich API to create, edit, or convert Word documents in Java-based applications. You can download the API’s JAR or install it using the following Maven configurations:

Repository

<repository>
    <id>AsposeJavaAPI</id>
    <name>Aspose Java API</name>
    <url>https://repository.aspose.com/repo/</url>
</repository>

Dependency

<dependency>
    <groupId>com.aspose</groupId>
    <artifactId>aspose-words</artifactId>
    <version>20.2</version>
    <classifier>jdk17</classifier>
</dependency>

In the following sections, you’ll learn how to create a Word document containing different elements such as text, paragraph, table, list, images, etc. programmatically using Java.

Create a Word Document using Java

Most of the time, a considerable portion of the content in a Word document is based on the text. Therefore, we’ll start our journey by creating a Word document with a heading and a paragraph. The following are the steps to perform this operation using Aspose.Words for Java:

The following code sample shows how to create a Word document containing text in Java.

Output

Create Word Document in Java

Create a Table in Word Document using Java

Tables in the Word documents are used to organize the content in the form of rows and columns. In this section, we’ll create a simple table containing two rows and two columns. Creating a table includes four basic operations:

  • Starting the table
  • Inserting a cell
  • Ending the row
  • Ending the table

The following are the step to create a table in Word document:

The following sample shows how to create a table in Word document in Java.

Output

Java Create Word document with table

Create a List in Word Document using Java

The following are the steps to add a list to the Word document.

  • Create an object of Document class.
  • Add your desired type of list to the document using Document.getLists().add() method.
  • Get the list from the document into a List object.
  • Populate the list using the DocumentBuilder object.
  • Save the document.

The following code sample shows how to create a list in Word document using Java.

Output

Insert List in Word document in Java

Insert an Image into Word Document using Java

The insertion of an image into a Word document is as simple as pie. The following are some simple steps to perform this operation:

The following code sample shows how to insert an image to the Word document using Java.

Output

Insert Image in Word Document in Java

Read More About Aspose.Words for Java

You can read more about how to insert various elements into a Word document using Aspose.Words for Java.

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